Jeremy reads to Vince at night. Edda is in the same room and usually she is already asleep. I pick out the books and even though I am in the bed with Edda, I am usually surfing the web or reading my own book – I don’t usually pay attention to the book that the boys are reading, I just like picking them out for them. Right now the boys are reading Jacob Have I Loved – which is apparently really weird. There is stuff in there about eternal damnation (Vince had to ask what exactly that was), a 14 year old girl having a crush on an older man and weird sibling/twin stuff going on. Jeremy asked where I got the idea that we should book and I said that it was a Newbery Medal winner and that it takes place in MD on the Chesapeake Bay. What could be better than that? Anyways – it’s weird.
Poor Edda, she is suffering from chapped skin from mouthing her hand in the winter. I try and combat it with a slathering of petroleum jelly at night to heal the skin.